PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Oven-ready absorbent pads


OVEN-READY absorbent pads are ideal if you’re looking to sell meat, poultry or seafood in a standard oven-ready tray – but still need absorbency built in to your packaging.

Sirane’s Dri-Fresh® Supreme™ ovenable pads offer effective absorbency in the pre-packed state, and then they come into their own when the customer cooks. At this point they will absorb the fat and juices released, resulting in cleaner, crispier, healthier food.

Oven-ready absorbent pads are an ideal packaging solution for fish, roast chickens, large joints of meat, Christmas turkeys – any meat, poultry or seafood which might have excessive fats and juices. The product is suitable for use within MAP/skin packaging

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Oven-ready pads offer highly effective absorbency during transportation and on the supermarket shelf and then again during cooking, so are perfect for putting under roast chickens, for example, in a tray – as the customer doesn’t need to remove the pad first, everything is ready to cook.

“Oven-ready absorbent pads can also be integrated with barbecue/oven bags, for example, and can even be supplied with enhancements which flavour the food during cooking. Indeed a product using this innovative format won a top industry award last year.”

Dri-Fresh® Supreme™ pads have been designed for use in ovens and grills at up to 200oC and can be supplied in a range of different sizes, colours and absorbencies as needed.

Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company which specialises in areas including absorbency and oven-ready/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, absorbent pads, and much more.

Other Sirane oven-ready cooking solutions include our oven-ready dividers/boards, steam cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, nylon roasting bags, flow-wrap nylon packaging and more.

For more information on Dri-Fresh® Supreme™ or any other form of oven-ready packaging, please call Jeremy Haydn-Davies on +44 1952 230055 or email

BAGS OF IDEAS: ‘Flavour-it’ cooking bags offer bags of flavour

Flavoured cooking bag solutions include this one using wood chips, herbs and spices

A COOKING bag for the oven or BBQ which flavours food during the cooking process is one of many innovative food packaging products from Sirane – providing Bags of Flavour.

The popular oven/BBQ cooking bag in our Flavour-it range uses a blend of kilned beech blended with frozen herbs and spices, which are placed in a sachet and then slipped below the bag’s non-stick layer – releasing smoky flavours into the bag while the food cooks.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “We’ve got a great range of cooking bag solutions, and this is a fairly simple idea, but one which transforms any cooking bag in to a bag of flavour. Retailers and customers alike are often looking for the same thing – the best possible flavours with the least fuss, so this is a solution which should find favour with everyone.

“This provides a great option for retailers and a very versatile solution. It could be used over the fresh food counter, supplied shipped into store with the flavour sachet already placed in the bag, or could even be used as part of a ‘smoky meal kit’ for home use.

“We’ve some interesting flavours on offer, so this product has lots of potential – it is very exciting for us. Smoked food is becoming increasingly popular, and this is a great way to offer a variety of exciting flavours to your customer with minimal effort on your part.”

Sirane can offer six flavour combinations as standard: onion, mustard & spices; rosemary, juniper & spices; garlic, ginger & spices; mustard, sweet basil & spices; bay leaf, onion and spices, and juniper, pine cone and spices. However, other flavours can be developed.

There are flavours designed to complement fish, poultry, red meat, shellfish and even game.

The Sira-Cook Supreme bag for oven/BBQ is simple to use, cooks food to perfection. The wood chip sachet blended with dried herbs and spices is placed below the perforated non-stick layer, allowing the flavours to permeate through while the food is cooking.  

Simon Balderson, Sirane managing director, said: “Our popular Sira-Cook Supreme cooking bag has so many potential uses – and offers many advantages to users. But using the bag as a ‘’bag of flavour’ could really help retailers stand out on the crowded shelves.

“It is a foil bag capable of withstanding significant direct heat, allowing for its use on a barbecue as well as in an oven. The food will remain tender, retain all the juices and flavours as well as the goodness. This product is a great idea for meat, poultry and seafood.

“For the customer there is no mess, no smell, and no need to handle the food. The bag can be heat-sealed or folded over, and add genuine value to retail food sales.

“The bag is available in a number of sizes. It comes with a clear top panel – so users can see the food which is being cooked – and can be heat-sealed or even supplied as self-seal.”

Sirane also offers a number of alternative ways of flavouring food during the cooking process. These include smoke enhancement, which can be applied to either wood chips and used in a cooking bag in a similar way, or even to our absorbent ovenable pads.

As well as BBQ/oven bags, Sirane manufactures a wide range of other cooking bags including steam-cooking bags for oven/microwave (including a new stand-up version), nylon roasting bags and sous-vide bags and even multi-compartment bags.

Sirane recently launched the Bags of Ideas campaign as a way of combining and simplifying all our cooking bags solutions – these include steam-cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, flavoured cooking bags, nylon roasting bags, sous-vide bags, slow-cooker liners and more.

For more information on any of our cooking bag solutions, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies at

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